|Project by cicerojoe||posted 02-10-2017 03:02 AM||470 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is the second maple and ipe plane that I built recently. This one is a little different in terms of the adjuster. It has a “slow” Norris type adjuster, which is kind of what it sounds like. It takes greater movement of the adjuster knob to change the depth of the blade. Maybe a quarter turn for a small adjustment and a half turn for a large adjustment. The adjuster also has a strong magnet in it to hold it in place. I suspect this was to increase the stability of lateral adjustment (Norris type adjusters control both depth and lateral adjustments). I have found the magnet to be a nice touch but did not have problems using the adjuster without the magnet. This has the PM-V11 blade which is the top end Veritas blade. I have since found out that the PM stands for Powdered Metal, which is a process for making high-tech tool-steel alloys. This explains why this plane is able to hold such a sharp edge. I made this plane a little bigger (10 inches) and set it up so that it can take fine or deep cuts to be an all around shop tool. I am thinking it can be used to dimension rough lumber, jointing, or for fine finishing work. I will post some video on youtube shortly.
-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY http://www.cvalleystudio.com